UCLan’s new combined LLM and LPC course gives students the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to become a solicitor, at the same time as achieving a Masters qualification. You will:

  • Obtain an internationally recognized qualification
  • Gain a fully-accredited LPC and a Masters upon successful completion of your course
  • Show employers a higher level of professional and academic competence
  • Study in a highly practical learning environment designed to prepare you for real-life legal situations
  • Receive excellent individual support to maximise your personal potential and career aspirations


Students not wishing to pursue the full LLM, may pursue the traditional LPC qualification and obtain a postgraduate diploma.

Core Courses

  • Property Law and Practice
  • Litigation
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Wills, Probate, and Administration of Estates
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation
  • Accounts (Solicitors)
  • Legal Skills: Advocacy, Drafting, Interviewing and Advising, Legal Research and Legal Writing

Learning Environment And Assessment

The School’s teaching environment is designed to stimulate learning. The course is delivered through a series of interactive large and small group sessions, where the focus is on student-centered learning. Attendance is compulsory at all sessions.

The majority of small group teaching sessions will take place in the impressive Harris Building, the home of Lancashire Law School. For large group teaching, we make use of the many modern lecture theatres across campus all of which have state of the art audio visual support and presentation facilities. The Harris Building is also the location for the Law School's dedicated moot courtroom which contains a mock-up of a real courtroom with latest audio-visual technology and is available for your use, particularly in the development of oral skills.

There are a number of dedicated skills development rooms with recording and playback facilities within the Law School. There is a resource room exclusively for the use of LPC students, equipped with IT facilities and a range of practitioner and academic texts.

The Library contains a dedicated Law Library and our extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic and practitioner sources on campus and remotely.

There is a strong emphasis on professional development and careers support. There is a vibrant guest speaker programme supported by alumni and people from all walks of legal and other professional practice and an annual career fair. Students have the opportunity to participate in the School’s Pro Bono Law Clinic and Mediation Clinic offering them a ‘real life’ insight into legal practice. The School has a busy activity programme including an active Student Law Society and diverse social events.

Core practice areas and elective subjects are assessed by unseen open book application-based examinations. The Legal Skills elements are assessed as appropriate, eg, a role-play interview, district judge appointment.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed the academic stage of legal training. This stage is usually completed either by graduating with a qualifying law degree or with a non-law degree then passing the Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law).

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Last updated December 13, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug. 2019
1 - 2 years
10,000 GBP
- Full-time, per year (UK/EU)
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